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her side of its mouth.
But the French--now firmly established in Canada, and penetrating by their traders and voyageurs the wild region stretching westward and south-westward from that Colony — obtained from the savages some account of this river about the year 1660; and in 1673, Marquette and Joliet, proceeding westward from Montreal, through the Great Lakes, reached the Mississippi above its junction with the Missouri, and descended it to within three days journey of its mouth.
In 1682, La Salle descended it to the Gulf of Mexico, and took formal possession of the region in the name of his king and country.
A fort was erected on its banks by Iberville, about the year 1699; and in 1703, a settlement was made at St. Peters, on the Yazoo.
New Orleans was first chosen as the site of a city in 1717, laid out in 1718, when the levees which protect it from the annual inundations of the river were immediately commenced, and steadily prosecuted to completion, ten years afterward.
tte, letter from Washington to, 51; letter from, in prison, 51; letter to Hamilton, 51; 254.
Lamon, Col. Ward H., visits Charleston, 542.
Lander, Gen., at the battle of Philippi, 522.
Lane, Gen, Henry S., of Ind., 246; elected Governor in 1860, 326.
Lane, Gen. James H., turns back the Border Ruffians, 284; in Congress, 564; 585; 587; 593.
Lane, Joseph, of Oregon, in the Dern.
Convention of 1860, 317; nominated for Vice-President, 819; makes a speech against coercion, 402.
La Salle, voyages on the Mississippi, 54; 147.
Lauman, Col., wounded at Belmont, 697.
Laurel Hill, Va., fight at, 522-3.
Laurens, Henry, letter from Washington to, 19; 254; letter to his son, 36.
law, George, in the American Convention of 1856, 247; his letter to the President, 467-8.
lawless, Judge, his charge at St. Louis, 134.
Lawrence, Abbott, of Mass., in the Whig Convention of 1848, 192.
Lawrence. Kansas, the founding of, 236; illegal voting at, 238; beleaguered by Atchiso